John C. Wheatley

Washington, DC

John C. Wheatley represents public entities, lenders, and private actors on complex transactions, with a particular emphasis on public-private partnership (P3) infrastructure and real estate transactions.

John's recent experience includes acting as counsel for public entities on design-build-finance P3 procurements and as lender's counsel on complex multi-million-dollar infrastructure and multifamily real estate new construction financings.

John’s extensive experience includes the drafting of complex financing, procurement, and project agreement documentation, in addition to working with tax-exempt bonds and other innovative financing structures.


Representative Matters

Recent transactions on which John has played a major role include:

  • Lender-side representation on the MTA ADA Upgrades P3 Project;
  • Lender-side representation on the Palm Beach County C-51 Reservoir Project;
  • Lender-side representation on the refinancing and repair of the King Manor and Tri Towers affordable housing facility in Duluth, MN;

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Urban Land Institute

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Project Finance Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, 2021-2024 (Washington, D.C.)

Legal 500, Finance - Project Finance, 2022

LEED Accredited Professional

Board Memberships & Community Service

District of Columbia Community Economic Development Project (frequent pro bono counsel participant)



American University Washington College of Law (J.D. 2012)

Boston College (M.A. 2009)

Boston College (B.A. 2008)


New York

District of Columbia